No United approach for De Gea
Atletico dismiss reports of Ferguson interest in goalkeeper
Last Updated: 18/11/10 4:42pm
De Gea: Atletico No.1
Atletico Madrid claim that they have not been contacted by Manchester United regarding goalkeeper David de Gea.
Reports had suggested that a £15million deal had been agreed for the 20-year-old ahead of the January transfer window, with Sir Alex Ferguson's United looking for a successor to 40-year-old Edwin van der Sar.
But Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has dismissed the speculation of a move for De Gea.
"Nobody has spoken with us. Nor do I have any idea (about this matter)," Cerezo was quoted as telling Spanish newspaper AS.
"We hope that he will be a Rojiblanco (Atletico) player for a long time."
Spain Under 21 international De Gea, who is first choice at Atletico, is under contract until 2013.
It would also appear that United have turned their attentions elsewhere, as Aalesund chairman Bjarne Haagensen has said that he is in Manchester to hold talks with United over a move for Danish international goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.